RELATED MUSIC LISTS
 "There's nothing left to save" : Sn
 Before They Found Their Sound (vol
 10(000)
 The Greatest Guitarists Of The Last
 Tom79's Top 100
 great punk albums
 Top 100 Albums
 Rate my album (finally on Bandcamp)
 A (Basically) complete Vinyl list
 Summery Jams For A Wintry Weekend
 Top 15 Punk Bassists
 My Ten Favorite Punk Albums
 Last.fm Integration
 Top Punk(ish) Albums Of All Time
 Punk At Its Finest
 Old Music Rules
 1 Year And Fav Users/albums
 25 Albums, 25 Movies
 5000 Comments
 Most Listened: August
» More Lists (252)

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add News

Minutemen

Minutemen was a band formed during the first wave of hardcore punk in the late 70s/early 80s. D. Boon was the frontman as well as the guitarist, Mike Watt played bass, and George Hurley was the drummer. A common misconception is that their name derives from their tendency to play extremely short songs, but Watt claims it was a parody on right-wing giants and that they would be "minute" as in small. Although they were concise, they were rarely simple. Boon's guitar solos were complemented by Watt's melodic and dextrous basslines, while Hurley laid down the beats. The band expanded from ...read more

Minutemen was a band formed during the first wave of hardcore punk in the late 70s/early 80s. D. Boon was the frontman as well as the guitarist, Mike Watt played bass, and George Hurley was the drummer. A common misconception is that their name derives from their tendency to play extremely short songs, but Watt claims it was a parody on right-wing giants and that they would be "minute" as in small. Although they were concise, they were rarely simple. Boon's guitar solos were complemented by Watt's melodic and dextrous basslines, while Hurley laid down the beats. The band expanded from straight-up punk over the course of its discography, adding influences from funk and that earliest form of protest music: American folk. Sadly, D. Boon was killed in a car accident in 1985 and the Minutemen were disbanded. Watt and Hurley reformed with fIREHOSE, which is a great band in its own right. But it will never be quite the same without D. Boon. « hide

Similar Bands: The Reactionaries, Urinals, fIREHOSE, Big Boys, NoMeansNo

LPs
3-Way Tie (For Last)
1985

3.7
69 Votes
Double Nickels on the Dime
1984

4.5
589 Votes
What Makes a Man Start Fires?
1983

4.1
165 Votes
The Punch Line
1981

3.7
94 Votes
EPs
"Georgeless" EP
1993

3
1 Votes
"Tour-Spiel" EP
1985

2.5
2 Votes
Project Mersh
1985

3.8
24 Votes
Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat
1983

4.1
68 Votes
Bean-Spill
1982

3.7
18 Votes
Joy
1981

3.9
21 Votes
Paranoid Time
1980

4.2
56 Votes
Live Albums
Ballot Result
1987

3.8
8 Votes
Compilations
The Politics of Time
1984

3.2
15 Votes

Contributors: jagride, BMDrummer, Draven65, DikkoZinner, YankeeDudel, TheSadLittleDinosaur, porch, Fort23, fatboy023456, HumanCannonball, Zebra, tom79, Alex101, YDload, BMDrummer, KILL, jamiecoughlan, YankeeDudel, drasticaction74,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy